Lunchtime Music: Mutter, Bernofsky, Mills, Hindemith
Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
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Katie Blackburn trombone
Joanne Sealey piano
Susan Mutter Sixty Six from Ages
Lauren Bernofsky Tango, Second Latin Dance from Two Latin Dances
Amy Mills Red Dragonfly (3rd mvt)
Yupeng Cai viola
Charles Matthews piano
Hindemith Sonata in F major for Viola and Piano, Op.11, No.4
Benjamin Dale English Dance (arranged for Viola and Piano)
Katie Blackburn (pictured) is originally from Cornwall and has played trombone since the age of nine. Currently, she is a fourth year undergraduate student studying under Amos Miller, Ed Jones, Richard Watkin and Tony Howe. She is a member of the award-winning Broken Bones Low Brass Quartet and aspires to continue her studies in Europe.
She tries to look for music that is unfamiliar in the trombone repertoire as well as music that is written for other instruments. Today Katie’s programme consists of three quite unknown pieces that were all composed by women.
Yupeng Cai is a viola player coming from Chongqing, China. He is currently studying for a Bachelor's degree at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with the Head of Strings, Dr Louise Lansdown.
Whilst In the UK, Yupeng has made a good progress for himself, performing in the RBC Symphony Orchestra as section principal at Symphony Hall in 2022. Yupeng has taken masterclasses with some of Europe’s leading violists including Thomas Riebl, Martin Outram, Timothy Ridout, Robin Ireland and Lucy Nolan. Yupeng plays on a modern viola made by Antoine Gourdon, in 2021.
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